Building Permits and Approvals

Conti Group provide building permit approvals for small to large scale domestic, residential, industrial and commercial type developments. See a large variety of projects we can assist with below. We have had extensive experience through the private and public sectors of the building surveying industry Australia wide with a career spanning more than 20 years. 

  • Domestic – Single Dwellings, Extensions, Multi Unit Developments, Swimming Pools, Verandahs, Decks, Carports, Garages
  • Residential – Apartments, Student Accommodation, Boarding Houses, Motels, Hotels, Lodging House and Backpackers Accommodation
  • Educational – Primary/Secondary Schools, TAFE, University and Child Care
  • Commercial – Offices, Retail, Shopping Centres, Medical Centres
  • Public Buildings – Theatres, Halls, Churches, Entertainment Complex, Basketball Stadiums
  • Industrial – Factory’s, Warehouses
  • Health Care – Aged Care, Hospitals

As registered building surveyors, Conti Group are responsible for ensuring buildings are safe, accessible and energy efficient for the community. This is achieved by assessing building permit applications for compliance with the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) to then enable the issue of a building permit.

When is a building permit required?

See attached document “Building Permits do I need one

The scope of our services are typically as per the below for a building permit:

Schematic Design

  • Review of schematic drawings, providing advice in regard to the regulatory impact of the proposal;
  • Provide recommendations on deemed to satisfy variations that are considered suitable for performance-based assessment (i.e. performance solution compliance) either via referral to an independent fire safety engineer or the Building Appeals Board;
  • Undertake a preliminary BCA compliance assessment of the proposal and prepare a regulatory compliance report;
  • Attend project team and consultant meetings as necessary;
  • Provide advice on the staging of permits which best meets the project requirements;
  • Review final schematic design documentation and provide building reports.

Design Development

  • Monitor design development and continue to advise consultant team on BCA and regulatory compliance;
  • Undertake a preliminary BCA compliance assessment of the proposal and prepare a brief conceptual compliance report;
  • Present the results of the report to the design team and advise on significant regulatory matters relevant to the project;
  • Advise on possible performance based solutions to achieve savings or preferred design outcomes;
  • Identify fire safety regulatory matters which may be suitable for performance based solution without meeting deemed to satisfy requirements;
  • Liaise with statutory bodies and reporting authorities;
  • Attend project team and consultant meetings as necessary;
  • Provide determinations regarding protection of the public and any adjoining properties;
  • Review final design documentation and provide advice/reports.

Documentation to Building Permit:

  • Carry out a comprehensive assessment of submitted documentation against the requirements of the Building Regulations 2018;
  • Carry out a comprehensive assessment of architectural drawings and specifications for compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA);
  • Carry out an assessment of civil, electrical, mechanical, fire and hydraulic design drawings and specifications for compliance with the BCA and relevant standards. Note as required by clause 5.1(b) services engineers are to provide Conti Group with a regulation 126 certificate of compliance for each discipline;
  • Prepare detailed lists of information required at various building permit stages;
  • Issue statement in writing indicating compliance has been achieved and that building works may commence (i.e. issue a building permit/s).

 Mandatory Inspections

  • Undertake all of the mandatory building inspections during the course of construction and upon completion;
  • Call for and review all necessary reports, certificates, etc at the completion of the works to enable the issue of occupancy permits or certificates of final inspection;
  • Where required receive compliance certificate from relevant registered building practitioners.

Contract Administration to Occupancy Permit

  • Review provided compliance certificates (installation certificates and independent certifications) and provide a checklist of required and/or outstanding certificates;
  • Resolve what requirements are necessary for the on-going maintenance of essential safety measures within the building and prepare an essential safety measures schedule for inclusion on the Occupancy Permit;
  • Issue an Occupancy Permit for the building upon satisfactory completion of the building work.

Contact us today for a fee proposal.

  • Assistance with obtaining building permits: Domestic, Residential and/or Commercial
  • Plan review and approval process support

Conti Group provide building permit approvals for small to large scale domestic, residential, industrial and commercial type developments. See a large variety of projects we can assist with below. We have had extensive experience through the private and public sectors of the building surveying industry Australia wide with a career spanning more than 20 years. 

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  • Domestic – Single Dwellings, Extensions, Multi Unit Developments, Swimming Pools, Verandahs, Decks, Carports, Garages
  • Residential – Apartments, Student Accommodation, Boarding Houses, Motels, Hotels, Lodging House and Backpackers Accommodation
  • Educational – Primary/Secondary Schools, TAFE, University and Child Care
  • Commercial – Offices, Retail, Shopping Centres, Medical Centres
  • Public Buildings – Theatres, Halls, Churches, Entertainment Complex, Basketball Stadiums
  • Industrial – Factory’s, Warehouses
  • Health Care – Aged Care, Hospitals

As registered building surveyors, Conti Group are responsible for ensuring buildings are safe, accessible and energy efficient for the community. This is achieved by assessing building permit applications for compliance with the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) to then enable the issue of a building permit.

When is a building permit required?

See attached document “Building Permits do I need one

The scope of our services are typically as per the below for a building permit:

Schematic Design

  • Review of schematic drawings, providing advice in regard to the regulatory impact of the proposal;
  • Provide recommendations on deemed to satisfy variations that are considered suitable for performance-based assessment (i.e. performance solution compliance) either via referral to an independent fire safety engineer or the Building Appeals Board;
  • Undertake a preliminary BCA compliance assessment of the proposal and prepare a regulatory compliance report;
  • Attend project team and consultant meetings as necessary;
  • Provide advice on the staging of permits which best meets the project requirements;
  • Review final schematic design documentation and provide building reports.

Design Development

  • Monitor design development and continue to advise consultant team on BCA and regulatory compliance;
  • Undertake a preliminary BCA compliance assessment of the proposal and prepare a brief conceptual compliance report;
  • Present the results of the report to the design team and advise on significant regulatory matters relevant to the project;
  • Advise on possible performance based solutions to achieve savings or preferred design outcomes;
  • Identify fire safety regulatory matters which may be suitable for performance based solution without meeting deemed to satisfy requirements;
  • Liaise with statutory bodies and reporting authorities;
  • Attend project team and consultant meetings as necessary;
  • Provide determinations regarding protection of the public and any adjoining properties;
  • Review final design documentation and provide advice/reports.

Documentation to Building Permit:

  • Carry out a comprehensive assessment of submitted documentation against the requirements of the Building Regulations 2018;
  • Carry out a comprehensive assessment of architectural drawings and specifications for compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA);
  • Carry out an assessment of civil, electrical, mechanical, fire and hydraulic design drawings and specifications for compliance with the BCA and relevant standards. Note as required by clause 5.1(b) services engineers are to provide Conti Group with a regulation 126 certificate of compliance for each discipline;
  • Prepare detailed lists of information required at various building permit stages;
  • Issue statement in writing indicating compliance has been achieved and that building works may commence (i.e. issue a building permit/s).

 Mandatory Inspections

  • Undertake all of the mandatory building inspections during the course of construction and upon completion;
  • Call for and review all necessary reports, certificates, etc at the completion of the works to enable the issue of occupancy permits or certificates of final inspection;
  • Where required receive compliance certificate from relevant registered building practitioners.

Contract Administration to Occupancy Permit

  • Review provided compliance certificates (installation certificates and independent certifications) and provide a checklist of required and/or outstanding certificates;
  • Resolve what requirements are necessary for the on-going maintenance of essential safety measures within the building and prepare an essential safety measures schedule for inclusion on the Occupancy Permit;
  • Issue an Occupancy Permit for the building upon satisfactory completion of the building work.